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Transport

Transport
Bus tours

Buses operate all over the country. Some routes are driven year round but some roads are only open during the summer. Detailed maps of different routs are available at the tourist informatin centers as well as in certain other public areas.

Car Rentals

There are plenty of car rentals all over the country. Some are part of an international chain and others are privately owned. Prices and quality may vary so it´s important to carefully examine all the possibilities.

Domestic flights

Iceland has a few airlines, international ones as well as local. Flights can be booked through their websites or via telephone.

Ferries

Several ferries sail from the mainland to the local islands. The international ferrie Norræna also docs in Iceland, in Seyðisfjörður, which is in the east part of the country.

Public Transportation

Buses go around the greater city area every day from early in the morning until late in the evening. The same bus company also has schelduled routes outside of the city. For frequent users, special bus cards are a good option but those who use the bus less frequently may want to purchase some bus tickets for a slight discount. You can also use this site publictransport.is

Taxi

Most of the more populated areas of Iceland have taxis. They all have meters, and charge a starting fee and on top of that they charge by the minute.

To Iceland by Sea

Though the most common way of traveling to and from Iceland is by plane, several people travel by ship. The ferrie Norræna docs in the east part of Iceland but the country is also visited by quite a few cruise ships during the summer, which dock in different parts of the country.

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri